Senior Quantitative Risk Analyst, Renewable Energy

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Consultancy & Advisory Services team provides our clients with outstanding technical expertise that enables the successful implementation of complex sustainability projects. Our expertise spans across multiple topics including land and water management, climate strategies, renewable energies, environmental impact assessments, green products, climate policy, carbon pricing, climate finance, and sustainable finance, to name just a few. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you! 


Job summary:

As part of the Renewable Energy Solutions team within the Consultancy & Services Unit, you will lead the development and upgrade of our global power & renewables quantitative PPA model. The Senior Quantitative Risk Analyst will work alongside a broad range of energy industry experts analysing the evolving PPA policy, technology and competitive landscape, through rigorous research and data analysis, and perform quantitative PPA analysis and value-at-risk modelling. The position provides an opportunity for a successful candidate to apply their knowledge of quantitative PPA modelling, and European power markets to provide our clients with outstanding technical expertise that enables the successful implementation of complex sustainability projects. Senior Quantitative Risk Analyst functions as a core member of the Renewable Energy Solutions team, contributing to written reports, assisting with consulting projects, appraising multi technology and multi geographic PPAs, and undertaking as well as improving our value-at-risk model. An ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills and 3 to 6 years of energy industry experience. This is a fast growing and dynamic business area with global market potential. 


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Collect and ensure data integrity, maintain and enhance the models capabilities
  • Responsibility for performing analyses related to European power and renewable wholesale power markets including assessing the performance of various PPA projects
  • Tracking PPA market evolution and a strong understanding of current and expected supply and demand fundamentals
  • With the help of in-house analysts, tracking of Environmental Attribute and carbon markets, ensuring the model is capable of providing reports beyond the financial analysis
  • Lead or contribute to regular reports including PPA risk appraisals, value-at-risk modelling, power and renewable forecasts, market updates, and policy developments, trends and competitor analysis.
  • Carry out topical research to help clients understand PPA drivers, trends, competitive
  • landscape, and opportunities
  • Deliver insights through written reports, presentations, and client interactions
  • Participate in consulting project development and delivery 

Requirements:

  • A university degree in topics such as energy markets, economics, statistics or
  • industry-related fields required. Graduate degree with quantitative experience preferred.
  • Relevant work experience (the expectation is between 3 and 6 years) in power markets, renewable energy or working in the industry (e.g. utility, corporate, project developer), government, research or consulting.
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated experience in energy risk modelling, preferably with experience in PPA/power market risk appraisal.
  • Sound understanding of European power markets.
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by multinational companies undertaking the transition to Renewable Energy
  • Sound understanding an knowledge of Structured Query Language - SQL
  • Strong commercial skills and good business sense, the ability to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Python, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English (mother tongue or equivalent), other
  • languages (German, French, Spanish) an advantage 


What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people.  We all have a contribution to make; South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability.  Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
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  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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